Saturday group 1/16/2015
In game date: 12/25-12/28
In a flash, Santa drops them off and gives Harsk and Gullycloak some simple, but festive gifts. They find themselves on a seashore near a temperate jungle. Way in the distance, across the ocean, they can see peaks.
They seem to be in a village of halflings dressed in Amazon-like clothes. There is a black box containing the pages of the Blue King in the bowels of the silo in Silotown.
Gully summons a creature and then seems to disappear for a moment. Luca, Grimsbone, and two English guys run around in the newly arisen jungle around the Spire of the Life Engine until they ran into the followers of the Faceless One. Luckily, they managed to avoid the countless zombies, but neither of the English guys survived. As they bed down and begin to get ready for the night, Gullycloak appears in a puff of smoke. Gullycloak tells Luca and Grimsbone the situation and hands Grimsbone his Christmas present. One little tear shows up in Grimsbone’s eye. They head back to Silotown.
Back with Harsk, an aging Halfling tells him that the spirits have told him that they would need a guide and that Harsk would die saving the world from the horrors. He hands Harsk a gourd and urges him to partake, which Harsk does without hesitating. Things begin to warp and a party begins. Swimming Bird, the shaman is a close friend now. A crazy drug trip happens, and Harsk begins to have out of body experiences as he learns lots of information. Orgies and shit. He learns that the pages are due east from their location, a special insane place in the jungle with a constant storm for as long as anybody remembers, where nobody goes. Once every three months, the Death Storm will calm at certain points where certain death is not inevitable. In a week, this death storm will abate. (Dale and Hatter are there as well, partying, make sure to mention this.)
In Silotown, the group is harassed by the monks with stone armis searching for the Blue Sign. The town is bustling and looks nothing like how they remember it. Tents are everywhere, with makeshift roads and droves of people drinking and having a blast.
In the morning of 12/26, Harsk wakes in the fishing village of Waveland with three halfling maidens and is struggling to return to reality. He has a few scar marks and feels a strong kinship, and learns that he’s married to these three ladies, Pill Head, Snake Bridge, and Arrow Train. He spends the day with the maidens and gets Pill Head totally pregnant. Back in Silotown, Gully tries to help Hal fix up the town and begins writing up religious law and plans to start the Church of Ashava. Gullycloak finishes the Celestial Compendium. The Faceless One cult is building the church for Gullycloak.
Gully does some proseletyzing and warps around, doing stuff that Andrew can edit in later.
Some dwarves talk to Luca, asking for orders about when to mobilize their armies. Luca says “You’ll know the signal when you see it.” The dwarves take this to heart and spread the word.
When they come back, Harsk is totally naked with the three ladies, but puts some clothes on at much urging. He tells them about everything he learned. They have another crazy party. Luca, Grimsbone, and Harsk party down while Gully dances in the moonlight by himself. Luca learns of an elemental temple that can bless them in dealing with the storm. He also gives up all of his gold to his business partner, Sunny Bows, who claims that he sells noise cancelling earmuffs. In 9 months, he’ll make 40% profit. Harsk learns that the guy at the elemental temple has a zoo of undead dinosaurs, make him feel like he’s important. The temple has a ring of control undead and that’s how he controls the dinos. Grimsbone has a good time. Gullycloak prays to Ashava for guidance and news of the Northern Kingdom.
In the morning of 12/27, Harsk’s wives and Swimming Bird join the group. They head to the undead dino temple. Gullycloak reminds Harsk that he has a family now and needs to protect them. Swimming Bird speaks with Gullycloak about their ancestors and Gully convinces him to join the religion of Ashava. As the night falls, the wives and Swimming Bird set up camp for the party outside the temple. The party sees an overgrown tower in the jungle, like the front of an abandoned cathedral. They knock on the door and the door crashes open. A man of great stature tells them to go away and pours some rancid fish stew on Gullycloak and Grimsbone. Gullycloak pulls out a piano while Luca pulls out his noise cancelling earmuffs and offers them to the giant. Luca goes inside and sees a giant open temple. He sees many undead dinosaurs. After the giant takes the earmuffs, he sits down with tears of joy. The party regroups and the giant takes them up the stairs. Luca convinces the giant to join his Ponzi scheme of earmuffs. The giant cleric of primeval elements blesses the party.
They move double time to the temple. The storm is horrifying and reaches to the sky. It fires lightning, and snow and fire and clouds in all directions. It seems like it could destroy anything. Harsk sends his wives through to Silotown, knowing that what is coming is far too dangerous for him to risk his family.
The next day will be 12/28.